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New York based crowd-funding platform Kickstarter has become the go-to service for anyone with a good idea looking to raise funds from their fans. Kickstarter has had a meteoric rise in the mainstream consciousness, with projects like Double Fine Adventure, Pebble, and Ouya garnering tremendous media buzz and tens of millions in pledges. But as NPR asked earlier this month, what’s the company’s responsibility to the fans who pledge? Kickstarter has reiterated its accountability policies, but is it enough? Scott Lowe and Ben Popper discuss.